Acta Med. 2006, 49: 203-207

PAR Index in the Evaluation of the Stability of the Orthodontic Treatment Results. A Review

Chaitra Ramanathan

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové and University Hospital Hradec Králové, Department of Dentistry Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Received October 1, 2006
Accepted December 1, 2006

The evaluation of the treatment results is normally done to estimate the nature and quality of work, so that justice can be done to the work that we do and also that the patients will be satisfied. The primary motive of every orthodontist should be to treat the patient effectively and successfully with long lasting results. Thus the patients are to be assessed, using an appropriate method. PAR index was developed in the recent years to evaluate the treatment results and it is considered as a simple, objective and a reliable manner for evaluating the stability after orthodontic treatment. The index can be applied to different components of the dentition and scores are applied to each component after which the individual scores are multiplied with their respective weightings to balance the impact of the individual components of the overall result. They are then summed up to establish an overall total. In this manner, the method was carried out for the study casts of the three different phases of the treatment i.e. before the onset of the treatment, immediately after treatment and 2 years after treatment for assessing the stability after orthodontic treatment.


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